My son Colin placed my new rank of 2LT on my chest. Natasha pinned on my cross and Mom and Dad put my bars on. The cross and bars on my uniform collar was not official, but for the ceremony it was right. My friend SFC Anderson gave me my first salute.
I made the closing comments for the service. It was an experience that I cannot completely explain through words. I was glad this could take place at my church. I was able to have my family by my side, many friends, and my extended family at church. Thank you all for your support and prayers. I pray this experience will allow me to lead soldiers to the cross.
We showed another short inspirational video then Leslie sang "I Can Only Imagine." One of my favorite songs. Bro. Copass then presented me with some gifts from the church. We are blessed to have such a wonderful pastor and church.
Our nations future! My sons Carson and Colin.
I am truly grateful for all of those people who helped to make this night so special. Many praised me for what I am doing, but I don't want anyone to forget who is truly doing this. This is the work of God and I pray through each thing I do He will receive the honor and the glory.